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really does have an independent streak. >> rose: we continue with a look at the future of latin america with john coatsworth dean of columbia university international and public affair, kevin cassas zamora of the brookings institution and former vice president of costa rica, greg grandin at new york university and michael shifter, incoming president of the interamerican dialogue. justice stevens and latin america, coming up. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the coca-cola company. supporting this program since 2002. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is chaálie rose. >> justice john paul stevens today announced his retirement from the supreme court. he had been on the court 34 years. he was known as the leader of the liberal wing. he is the fourth longest serving justice in u.s. history. he was appointed by republican president gerald ford but he was hardly beholden to conservatives. "the new york times" wrote that he may be the last justice from a time when the independence rather than perceived ideology were perceived a
in america and reduce our dependence on middle eastern oil. but that is not the policy we have. the president has the epa out there trying to bully the country. we are turning the other way and saying, c none saying dispositionap and trade energy -- we are turning the other way and saying, none of this past and trade energy tax -- cap and trade energy tax. the president followed that up with a $1.9 trillion increase in the national debt. increased the credit card of the country. we had already maxed out the credit card, but the president said that was not enough. he wanted to double down. he created a government takeover of health care. the bill grew and grew and grew. there were backroom deals analyzed a -- and lies. before they passed it, they had to have a reconciliation bill to fix the problems of the first bill before it was even signed into law. the health care czar has the authority to take your health care away from you even if you like it. what are we doing with all of these czars? get rid of them in. [applause] you have literally got a shot of government running around. you have c
would america expect anything other than than an extreme justice? would you want the republicans, if he appoints a radical left winger to oppose -- >> absolutely we will be engaged very closely, very effectively in this debate. this is an opportunity to change the direction of the court. i know a lot of folks want to lay this off, you are going to replace a liberal with a liberal that is not the idea this is the difference between a court that is going to focus on the rule of law and working that way or activist court that is going to try to legislate from the bench. the rnc will be prepared to fight any effort to put a left leaning activist judge on this court. >> sean: i think the crowd is happy about that. [ cheering ] >> sean: bart stupak -- by the way, i'm not going to pat myself on the back. i said from the beginning he would cave. i knew he would give in just as nelson was bought off. do you think he's afraid to run in this reelection? >> absolutely. because of these folks right here. [ cheering ] >> the people have been sending a signal for some time you better listen to us or y
to be the rigid ideologue that he is. why would america expect anything other than than an extreme justice? would you want the republicans, if he appoints a radical left winger to oppose -- >> absolutely we will be engaged very closely, very effectively in this debate. this is an opportunity to change the direction of the court. i know a lot of folks want to lay this off, you are going to replace a liberal with a liberal that is not the idea this is the difference between a court that is going to focus on the rule of law and working that way or activist court that is going to try to legislate from the bench. the rnc will be prepared to fight any effort to put a left leaning activist judge on this court. >> sean: i think the crowd is happy about that. [ cheering ] >> sean: bart stupak -- by the way, i'm not going to pat myself on the back. i said from the beginning he would cave. i knew he would give in just as nelson was bought off. do you think he's afraid to run in this reelection? >> absolutely. because of these folks right here. [ cheering ] >> the people have been sending a signal for some t
new york, good night america! >>> i'm gregg jarrett and welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> the body of polish president now recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed him and his wife and other high ranking officials. all 97 people died while the plane was trying to land. >> rescue crews are confirming there are no survivors after the bodies of four missing miners were discovered. new questions now surfacing whether the tragedy could have been prevented. >>> and a russian orphan at the center of a storm. russian officials threatening to stop all u.s. adoptions after a tennessee woman sends her son back to russia alone. >> gregg: but we began with news out of new orleans where the leadership conference. michael steele is expected to address the crowd in the next hour or so. also a bit later on, we're going to learn the results of the straw poll which will gauge support for nine potential candidates or contenders for the 2012 gop presidential nomination. carl cameron is live in new orleans. give us a rundown of what is going on there. >> behin
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. it is the kickoff of the jobs across america tour. it prepares students for careers in the life sciences industry. >> what the young people here are learning are skills that can help them find those jobs that are in such demand for skilled workers. it also gives the most important of all law materials which is a highly skilled work force. >> the governor also wants to create jobs run the state. >> we would like to get very personal with you. manar talk with you about your grilled cheese sandwiches? they are recession-proof and all you need is bread, cheese and a little butter. last year, some 2.3 billion grilled cheese sandwiches were cut. how they are counted, we are not sure about that. april has been named national grilled cheese sandwich month. we have more details. >> if your into grilled cheese sandwiches, if you really like a grilled cheese, then you need to come here. it was an idea that came to one of the owners in a dream. >> i had a dream that i was selling world cheese off the back of a truck one night. -- selling grilled cheese off the back of a truck one night telli. the rest is his
this to a mass audience than anyone in america. next to barbara, we are pleased to have chris hayes, the washington editor of "the nation" magazine. he has written in lots including "the american prospect." we are very pleased to have this panel. what we have for tonight is a very conversational format. my colleague, mike kazin and i will inform questions for our panel, but we really want to engage our questions and each other and then after we have had a chance to do that for a little while, and we would like them to engage with you. there is a microphone in the center aisle. after we have had a conversation, i invite you to line up at the microphone and asked were questions to the panel they go again, we are so pleased to have you for this discussion tonight. i think i have said enough at this point and i will turn it over to my colleague, michael kazin. >> thank you. i want to thank joe and the initiative for helping to sponsor this and putting this together. also, to joanne. well, the first question on the table on the leaflet is what is the state of the labor movement today and
announces major changes in america's nuclear strategy. >> announcing to every regime out there under what circumstances they can nuke us? >> in politics, a former speaker salem's office. >> the most radical president in american history has thrown down the gauntlet to the american people. >> a new dynamic duo takes center stage. >> to a few years from now president obama will be a one- term president. >> supreme court justice stevens announces his retirement. who will obama name to his replacement? >> va the capital of the confederacy. >> confederate history month in virginia. wasn't thrilled -- slavery worth a mention? >> slavery was the controlling central issue and i don't know anyone with historical credence to would differ with that. >> the united states has used nuclear-weapons only twice -- against the japanese cities of hiroshima and nagasaki toward the end of world war ii. afterwards japan surrendered. then the soviets wanted one and the nuclear arms race was on. president obama announced he is reworking america's nuclear strategy, scaling back the role of nuclear weapons in the
is they are right, but what does this say about our discourse in america? >> we are playing with big space. i am playing in this game, too, and we are debating the future shape of the republican party, the kind of party it is going to be, and that involves whether or not we're going to take account of this health care problem, so i think there's a lot at stake and i understand why people feel strongly. i ve no complaints. i think what we have to decide as republicans -- if someone has given you bad advice, get them out of the building, but maybe it is good advice, and i can make the case may be the vice i was offered was the right advice. >> what do you make of all the turmoil existing now in the republican party? they are calling for the ouster of michael steele, the parti's share -- party's chair. is happening on the right as you see it? >> let me talk about michael steele, who has made many steps in -- missteps. i will defend him. i think the republican party needs him. it need him as a voice and a symbol. we just had a sharp reminder of why that is so. gov. bob macdonald of virginia, someone
policy in america today, which is based on free markets and private capital, has been very successful. it is one of the key areas of the economy that is expanding and is profitable. if it is not broke, don't fix it. if they choose to do something, we will participate in the hearings and try to make sure that the free market witnesses have equal access to committee. i would predict that we will be able to defeat in the bill that they try to move to regulate the internet. >> in your view, what are some of the implications if congress does pass the bill saying that the fcc can regulate the internet? >> you would have less innovation and freedom on the internet. you'd have a more restrictive internet, probably higher cost. you would slow down the broadband deployment. the private sector has spent billions and billions of dollars of in the last decade putting in the infrastructure. it is almost ubiquitous now that everyone in america not only has a pc at their home and work, but they also have a hand-held device that has access to the internet. we are in the middle of a big success story.
america. the united states cherishes its deep and abiding bonds with the people of poland. and russian prime minister as well, vladimir putin and british prime minister gordon brown offer their condolences as well. >> translator: this is indeed a horrible tragedy. i have spoken to the prime minister, extending my condolence condolences. we just talked about it, nothing of this sort has ever happened in history. the polish prime minister has expressed a desire to visit the crash site. i'll go there as well to meet him. we will inspect the crash site together. >> i think the whole world will be saddened and in sorrow as a result of this tragic death in the plane crash of president kaczynski and his wife maria and the party that were with them. i think we know the difficulties that poland has gone through, sacrifices he himself made as part of the solidarity movement. we know the contribution he made to the independence and the freedom of poland. and i think at a time like this we also remember a family in mourning, large numbers of people who have died, and a whole country that will be s
, that number was 32,000 for every man, woman and child in america. that number has grown, a lot has changed over the year. >> dramatically. the deficits have almost gone up ten times, but it's important for people to understand that the threat to our future is not the short-term deficits, it's the deficits that will exist after the economy is recovered, after unemployment is down, after the wars are over, after we pass the crises. these so-called structural deficits threaten our future, both internationally and domestically, and we need to start doing something about it. >> we'll get to everyone else in a moment, but first let's rewind just a bit and pick up where we left off. >> in 2008, the national debt was $9.6 trillion. today it's almost 12.7 trillion, a 32% increase. that's nearly 41,000 for every american. and our budget deficits in national debt are only part of the problem. if you were to add up all of our nation's total liabilities and unfunded promises in social security, medicare and other programs, you would get over $62 trillion, 6 trillion more than in the fall of 2008. this
that way he could just say when -- she could be the devil. she could say, i hate america. i want to destroy america. and that way they'll only be able to say, well, why do you hate gay, immigrant, black, handicapped women? >> yeah, because we all saw how effectively being a black woman insulates you from republican accusations that you hate america. so which radicals top president obama's short list? according to most reports, solicitor general elaine in a kagan, so radical she only got seven republican votes last year. federal judge diane woods' name is being mentioned. along with names outside the judiciary, michigan governor jennifer granholm. let's bring in george washington university professor jonathan turley. >> hi, keith. >> what do you think is the impact on the court of justice stevens leaving? >> for liberals, it's a very sad moment. stevens was part of what you would call the greatest generation for liberals on the court. it's like watching the passing of world war ii veterans. this was, he came at the hayday of the liberal court. he served with marshall brennan. these were gian
now, wait until next year, taxes are going up not just for the rich and plus, america's second largest city on the verge of bankruptcy and los angeles is not alone. the growing public pension crisis and in the states across the country and president obama's disarmament dream, is his new nuclear doctrine a solid strategy or wishful thinking? welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm in this week for paul gigot, are you spending the weekend finishing up your taxes, if april 15th fast approaching, millions of americans are. if you think you're paying a lot now, wait until next year, taxes are going up just not for the rich. with a primer on the increases, tax dean, columnist and editor dan ettinger and assistant editor, james freeman and senior economics writer steve moore. steve, aim going to start with you. which taxes are going up january 1st and who pays them? >> well, hey, stuart i have to confess i'm a procrastinator, i haven't done my taxes yet. if you think it's worse this year, you're right, it's worse next year, the bush tax cuts expire and perhaps the dividend tax, doubling
not be toxic for america. but would it actually be the toxin that shocks shoppers and our economy back underground? hi everybody, i'm brenda buttner, this is bulls and bears, let's get to it. we've got gary smith, tobin smith, part dorsey, eric bolling. and welcome to everybody. eric, a national sales tax and economy crusher? >> an economy crusher, welcome to bm campaign promise number 88, broken. no new taxes to anyone making under $250,000 bucks. here is a tax on everyone and everything. anything from a book, a $30 book now costs $36. a dinner out, an ipad, a $500 ipad, $600. even a car, ford fiesta almost $3,000 more. if you're a consumer, you're being taxed anyway and you're worried about health care and now this, everything you buy more tax, tax, tax, tax, enough, stop! >> that means shut go the wallets? >> well, you know, the vat tax is another tool. they can use it any way they want, temporarily, adjustable rate and the primary tax and we do away with income tax. the truth is people use it all over the world. europe and asia used the vat tax for decades and right now very few ot
we're closing down shop. [ applause ] >> glenn: well, helhello, america. welcome to the "glenn beck program." tonight, we have another chapter in our special of time to be heard. this is a series we've done. nobody seems to be talking to black conservatives. you don't see a black conservative on television. we have done a couple episodes with black conservatives. these are young -- these are college students. yeah! and they're conservatives! what? i didn't think that existed. yes. and you will meet them tonight. we have students and recent college grads from princeton, n.y.u., fort hammond and more. i can't -- fortham and more. it can't imagine being a conservative and going to n.y.u. you somebody does it and lives to tell the story. the youngest here, we have two that are 15 years old. they're in high school. they're in business school, law school, nursing school. some of them might with the president of the united states if we last that long. you are looking at america's future. it's time for them to be heard. get to it. katie, we're going to -- you introduce yourselves and tell m
-term to pass legislation like with healthcare that america doesn't want. >> cheryl: you know what? this has been the argument against the cap and trade. but from last year to now it died down in the press because it's an energy tax. the opponents say. but you don't believe that. why not? >> no. first off, we had a cap and trade for sulfur dioxide, remember the acid rain thing in the '90s? it worked amazingly and there is -- so it was fewer cost than we thought there would be. further more, we have a pollution problem. because we're addicted to fossil fuels we have national security problems. we need to put a price on carbon. this is a way to do it. >> cheryl: let's talk about spending here for a second and talk about what it means to the wallet. $821 billion out of the house version already, that's what the c.b.o. told us. more spending out of the taxpayers' pockets and at the end of the day the energy bill could go up for you and your home. >> can i tell you, we have so many taxes going on and comes out of americans' pockets and everybody is feeling it. at this moment, not in the future if
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've been talking about tough choices. amy holmes is co-host of "america's morning news." do we have to stop playing global cop and start talking about cuts in defense? >> those are two different questions. there's the foreign policy question in terms of where do we deploy our troops to confront and face what conflicts? 77 senators voted to give george bush the authorization to go into iraq. people tend to forget. in terms of looking at defense spending, everything is on the table. reviewing all our defense programs. under george bush, secretary don rumsfeld did try to change the nature of our spending and nature of our forces, more small tactical things. not the large standing armies you saw with world war ii. everybody across the board or at this panel, anyway, can agree we want to cut out waste, fraud and abuse and want effective military. >> we talk about cutting out waste, fraud and abuse whether in health care or social security and medicare, whether in the military and defense, i think american people say i don't trust what these bureaucracies will be able to cut the waste and not the
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aired a special about america's debt called "iousa." >> in the the fall of 2008, the critically acclaimed documentary film "i.o.u.s.a." was released in theaters nationwide. the film warned of america's rapidly growing national debt and its implications for the country. no one could have predicted how much worse the situation would become in just 19 months. >> not everyone agrees with the program's assessment of this country's debt. dean baker is one who disagrees here. he is with the center for economic and policy research, and he joins us from washington right now. dean, thank you for joining us. i want to start with the question, why is this documentary controversial, in your perspective? >> well, let's start with the segment you just showed. it said no one could predict that the situation would get so much worse in the next 19 months. that is not true. i was out there warning about the housing bubble saying when that collapsed it would bring down the economy and create all sorts of really bad problems. one of them, large deficit, but that the least of it. 10% unemployment is
's sure to come up next weekend in our special "fixing america's schools." it's a town hall meeting with parents, students and teachers from across the united states, plus education secretary arnie duncan. be sure to tweet or send me your questions. look for this program, "fixing america's schools." next saturday, 7:00 p.m. eastern and next sunday, 6:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. >>> republicans have just held a straw poll, a little hint as to who might lead the 2012 election. >>> also, the rnc chairman admits he's made mistakes. we're going live to the southern republican leadership conference down in new orleans. >>> plus, you probably know about california's problems with earthquakes, right? carried one live right here on cnn last weekend. but there's another region of the u.s. that could see a quake that could be even more powerful than the ones on the west coast. and it could impablct you no matter where you live. >>> be sure to join our conversation. go to the social networking sites at don lemon cnn. we'll get some of your comments on the air. >>> gingrich, palin, steele,
beauty editors perfect 10 the color that changes everything somewhere in america... the slightest breeze harbors immense power. the tallest buildings leave the lightest footprints. a fifty-ton train makes barely a mark on the environment. and a country facing climate change finds climate solutions. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thousand people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt at 8:00 a.m. here on the east coast. we begin this hour with breaking news. polish president lech kaczynski is dead. all 96 passengers on board were killed. let's go to nbc's jonathan palm rans who has more from moscow. >> the president was trying to land in smolensk. according to russian officials on the ground, there was heavy there this morning. we've heard the plane made a number of attempts to land and it clipped some trees on the way in. the plane crashed, some of it burst into flames. and if you see some of this aftermath video, you can still see a pretty heavy fog part of
is getting more jobs for americans, economic prosperity, keeping america safe and secure. while they are focused on making lives better for americans, we have republicans who are focused simply on crazy partisan bickering and i think when it comes time in november for most voters to go to the booth, they're going to choose the party that puts america first. right now, democrats are showing that that's what they're doing. i don't think any meetings are necessary. >> real quick though, you mean the democrats don't have any crazy partisan bickering among themselves? i'm just asking. >> i think they have some substance to mash up. >> alicia and joe, thanks, guys. >>> new information about the russian boy rejected by his adoptive american mother here on msnbc saturday. under pressure. ♪ and pressure can cause anyone's deodorant to fail. ♪ introducing gillette odor shield antiperspirant. unlike regular deodorants, it targets and neutralizes odor at the source. help eliminate odor, don't just cover it up. ♪ gillette odor shield antiperspirant. also try odor shield technology in n
essentially dead on arrival. >> robert bork's america is a land in which women would be forced into backaly abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters and school children could not be taught about evolution. >> that's 45 minutes into the nomination process. how's that for opposition? mr. bork was in fact one of the most radical jurists ever proposed in modern times for any judgeship, let alone for the supreme court. the fight to keep him off the court set new standards for how these things are fought. people for the american way enlisted gregory peck, the hollywood legend in the fight against bork. >> there's a special feeling of awe people get when they visit the supreme court of the united states. the ultimate guardian of our rights as americans. that's why we set the highest standards for our highest court justices and that's why we're so concerned. this is gregory peck. robert bork wants to be a supreme court justice. but the record shows he has a strange idea of what justice is. he defended poll taxes and literacy tests which kept many americans from voting. please urge y
or 10 years ago. every a c-span video since 1987. this is cables latest gift to america. our content is available on television, radio and on lined. you can also connect with us on line. >> supreme court justice john paul stevens has announced that he will step down when the court finishes its work. he is about to turn 90 years old. he was appointed by president ford in 1975 and has been hinting that he would agree -- would retire soon. we talked with eight supreme court reporter about possible replacements. ,, >> what has been said about replacing justice stevens? >> the president spoke about that this afternoon. he wants someone who will be respectful of law, but the most significant thing is he is looking for someone who understood the needs of average americans and would uphold their rights to participate in society, suggesting he would sound of the fame -- the same thing as indian state of the union address. >> who are some of the potential nominees? >> the president went through this last year. the white house has some experience with it. the three names at the top of the list
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outrage, including an exclusive interview with russia's president. >>> good morning, america. i'm bill weir. >> and good morning, bill. i'm bianna golodryga. every parent is talking about the adoption controversy. the russian president calls what this mother did was a monstrous deed. while the mother was lied to about the mental health. >> she put a note on his backpack and put him on a plane. >>> we begin with breaking news out of western russia, where a plane crashed overnight, killing 96 people and the president of poland. abc's jim sciutto is in our london bureau with the latest. good morning, jim. >> reporter: bill, good morning. this is an enormous tragedy for poland. the president, his wife, the military chief of staff, dozens of polish officials onboard. and there were no survivors. right now, we're hearing 96 people dead. the cause is being investigated. we know there was dense fog and that this was at least the plane's second landing attempt. we've been told that the control tower advised the pilot to land in another city. to land somewhere else. but he went ahead and landed
, unfortunately, because it's one of the worst reporting companies in america, alcoa, the country's largest aluminum producer, kicks off the season. i can wait for alcoa. i've made that joke every year for 30 years. now, they report after the close. alcoa's been hurt since it reported last. but the two markets that failed to hit their targets last quarter, aerospace and industrial gas turbines, are at the beginning of finally long positive cycles. this company has immense cash flow and cost controls. the amount of money that could be made here as the economy continues to turn is impossible to ignore despite the fact that two firms downgraded it this week. i want you to watch this one closely, pay special attention to what they have to say about energy costs. after the street dumps on it, which it's going to do, maybe pick some up. as i expect both businesses to be strong in the second half. importantly, we will get our initial financial report card from the two major banks this week that i am watching, jpmorgan on wednesday and bank of america on friday. these companies will tell a much str
you later. bye-bye. y much. [ applause ] good night, america. >> chris: next on "special report." president obama gets another chance to shape the supreme court, with the retirement of justice john paul stevens. one of the key congressional players in healthcare reform says he won't run again. and sarah palin fires up republicans at a convention in new orleans. live from our studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. the oldest justice on the u.s. supreme court says it is time to step down. he sent his resignation letter today to president obama. we have fox team coverage. brian wilson looked at the politics of putting a new justice on the court but we begin with james rosen at the white house on today's announcement. >> leadership will be met. >> with the retirement of the associate justice john paul stevens among serving of the supreme court members, president obama has the second chance to shape the court's direction. and he nominated sonia sotomayor last year and he said the juror will affect the daily lives of the amer
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with the white community of america so we don't have enough money to help the blacks. qc, you are caught in both ways. we also, even if we all love dr. martin luther king, we love him to death than to make a long story short we even get hit with that. we gave $1 million to the martin luther king statue, therefore we have no more money to put into marketing with the black racing team. you hear the national publishers association talking about why cutting general motors. well, that is good and that is bad, but ford motor company for example has never given any decent money into the black racing community since the 60s not since the 60s, and they say okay if we give the urban league money, you don't get the money. then they say brown doesn't get any money. that is a different budget. these are big hidden budgets in america and right now, just like in nascar for example, you can have a chief mechanic, eighth grader 12th grade education and never hardly went to vocational school but get $500,000 salary, they salary, 500,000. with bonuses it is 800,000 take-home pay a year. all these things are going
court after being nominated by president ford in 1975. america and the courts airs at 7:05 eastern on c-span. tonight, first lady michelle obama meets with students at the white house to talk about preventing childhood obesity. she is joined by c-span student camp winter matthew shimura. the first lady talked about eating healthy and reading food labels as she answered stevens questions. see it tonight at 9 eastern on c-span. >> this week, a three judge panel from a federal appeals court unanimously decided that the federal communications commission does not have the authority to regulate high-speed internet. on this edition of "book t"the communicators" we will talk with several guests. we'll talk with the ranking member of the house energy and commerce committee that holds jurisdiction over telecommunications matters. representative barton, were you surprised by this decision? >> no, i was not surprised. i am very pleased by it. i think the court did exactly what the law says. the sec does not have the authority under current law to regulate the internet. >> does that move the issue o
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was very big in europe, certainly big in latin america, certainly big in north america. his next final frontier would have been ace asia. he had a couple outposts. a few more years, the asians would become big victims. they were lucky and escaped. there were hundreds of people, if not thousands that knew madoff was a fraud. they need to be brought to justice. most of the perpetrators overseas will not be brought to justice and very few in north america will be brought to justice. i don't think the government has the resources to do this case and bring everybody to the bar of justice they need to. tavis: so when you suggest that persons who read your book as you have been touring around the country, understand the clear english, the clear language in which you right, that the s.e.c. should have understood if everyday folk can figure that out, do the victims, a tough question for some people to swallow, but do the victims here have any responsibility in knowing or having some idea that with a line that only goes straight up that something was wrong here, something was a little fishy here
and we take you to new orleans for preview. i'm brian wilson. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts now. get to the top story, the president of poland is dead following a plane crash over russian soil that claimed the lives of 97 people including hi-ranking members of the polish government. greg palkot is following this and is live. hello. >> we have been tracking the story and this is a devastating tragegy that is hitting one of america's key alleys in central europe. the president of poland lech kaczynski and his wife and others who were aboard a plane that crashed in russia are dead. including is the head of the central bank, head of the polish security, the head of the defense department and military services in poland. they were aboard a russian-built plane, that was approaching the airport in western russia. it was believed it was pilot error but a black box has been recovered. my ill-play will be sorted out once the data aboard the box will be listened to. there is so much interest in this that russian prime minister vladimir putin has personally t
of bill bennett's morning in america, a nationally syndicated radio program. he is a contributor on the fox news channel and a columnist with the philadelphia inquirer and is the president of a reston, va., based media company. but of all of those past and present accomplishments, rick focuses on as his highest accomplishment, his greatest accomplishment being a great husband and father, and he and his wife, sharon, have seven wonderful, wonderful children. please welcome a great american, which santorum. -- rick santorum. [applause] >> thank you. appreciate it. thank you. thank you very much, david, and thank you for welcoming me here to the louisiana. thank you for the outstanding leadership, conservative leadership, principled conservative leadership. i don't think you will find a more conservative voting record, stronger principled voting record. he has a tough election. i know it is louisiana, but he has a tough election and we have to help david make sure that he gets six more years in the u.s. senate. [applause] i heard a few aws when people heard i have seven children. we
really believe america is ripe for a political realignment. i think both parties are basically controlled and owned by the big powerful special interests. the political industrial complex that does business in and around washington. congressman paul knows exactly what i'm talking about. both parties basically decide what the solutions are that confront the american people based upon the different special interest groups that descend on washington. your success in minnesota, jesse, i think had a lot to do with the fact that even in the late '90s there was a real hunger for some sort of new political way. and i think america particularly now with the economy being what it is ripe for that. and i think congressman paul says it exactly right. why are we in america in so many far away places fighting wars in different places when you really have to ask yourself whether or not that is really a vital american interest. and so i think the right person who speaks on these issues, there is a place for them. go ahead, sorry. >> jesse: i can tell you about the wars. people are making money off the wa
want to now such as the road map for america that is being supported in by an abrupt budget hawks in the united states congress. are going to support things like issues american people want to address, are we going to try an appeal to -- try and do what we tried to do last. go all over the world and try to find her voice. we know what the american people want to hear, conservative values, they want to hear things that create jobs, the main thing, want to hear things that cut the deficit, they don't want to your health care, they want to hear things that benefit them on everyday life level. frankly there are some conservatives that aren't addressing, they sank i can be conservative and win but in the grand majority in the republican party is doing a fine job and i think in november probably we have a chance of winning back the house, i don't think we will win it back entirely but it will get close to having a full majority. one. >> you know so much. if republicans do have a majority, does pelosi still have to stay? >> no, the speaker of the house is always selected by the majority
battleground continues to dismay, discourage, and enrage. america's designated driver there, hamid karzai, is proving increasingly unstable behind the wheel. the united states put karzai in power and our soldiers have been fighting and dying on his behalf ever since. despite widespread corruption in his government. now he's making threats against the western coalition that is shedding blood and treasure on his behalf. even more disturbing, for the moment, are the civilian deaths from nighttime raids and aerial bombings by american and other nato troops. just this week, we learned of an apparent cover-up following a special forces raid in february that killed five civilians, including three women, two of whom were pregnant. it's believed bullets were gouged from the women's bodies to conceal evidence of american involvement. this slaughter of innocents has led the pro-american "economist" magazine to question whether our entire effort in afghanistan "has been nothing but a meaningless exercise of misguided violence." with me is a man with first-hand experience of war. andrew bacevich serve
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